Sydney’s Momofuku Seiobo to close in June

One of Sydney’s most revered restaurants, Momofuku Seiobo, will close its doors in June after almost a decade of shaking up the local dining scene.

Marking US restauranteur David Chang’s first Momofuku restaurant to open outside of New York City, the restaurant located in The Star Sydney was helmed by Barbados-born chef Paul Carmichael.

“It was always going to be a gamble moving to the other side of the world, especially to an established restaurant like Seiobo where they had already achieved so much,” Carmichael has said in a statement.

“It was an even bigger gamble to throw caution to the wind and cook the food I have always wanted to – the food of my heritage, Caribbean food.

“The Sydney hospitality industry has welcomed me with open arms and made me feel at home while our guests and regulars have allowed me to cook from my heart.

“Through the freedom I was given at Seiobo, I was able to see what was possible. Now I can walk away knowing that nothing is impossible.”

Momofuku Seiobo’s last service will be on June 26.